QBC F.A.S.T. AFB Kits
Detect positive AFB sputum samples to screen for infections such as tuberculosis in as little as three (3) minutes with Drucker Diagnostics’ complete F.A.S.T. AFB Kits. Multiple kit configurations are available to suit the requirements of any laboratory.
The World Health Organization has recognized the use of LED fluorescence microscopy for the detection of Acid-Fast Bacilli (AFB) such as tuberculosis because of its improvements in speed and sensitivity over Ziehl-Neelsen stains. QBC F.A.S.T. (Fluorescence and Staining Technologies) AFB Kits were developed to meet this recommendation, with a host of revolutionary advances such as:
3-Minute F.A.S.T. Auramine O Stain prepares samples in a fraction of the time of conventional stains
Patent pending SureFocus Microscope Slide simplifies focusing and standardizes review to meet World Health Organization requirements
Total System Approach eases the burden for users as Drucker Diagnostics can provide all of the supplies needed for review
F.A.S.T. Auramine O Stain
Auramine O-based staining for AFB detection has been used for decades and is a mainstay for fluorescence microscopy of many illnesses, including tuberculosis. When stained with Auramine O, AFB fluoresce brightly against a dark background, allowing microscopists to easily identify them using lower magnification and with less eye strain than bright field methods, such as Ziehl-Neelsen staining. F.A.S.T.